# Erasmus - Greek and Latin mss. - corrected "both from both"

#### Steven Avery

CARM

Even if he did, Erasmus despised those who asserted the authority of the Latin over the Greek:

"I think no one is so cruel as not to pity, or so grave as not to laugh at that silly gloss of some on who dreamed that Jerome had asserted in his Epistle to
Desiderius, that the Latin copies are more correct than the Greek, and the Greek than the Hebrew...." Epistles of Erasmus Ep. 182, (p. 384 of THE EPISTLES OF ERASMUS FROM HIS EARLIEST LETTERS TO HIS FIFTY-FIRST YEAR ARRANGED IN ORDER OF TIME).

Erasmus is simply correcting a false assertion nade about the views of Jerome.